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This chocolate pudding recipe is so simple to make, it practically cooks itself! Simply stir your ingredients together, pour the mixture into your slow cooker and in an hour and 40 minutes, you can sink your spoon into a gorgeously gooey sponge cake and rich sauce. 

The best part is, this treat slots perfectly into our Food Optimising eating plan, so you can get your sweet fix and still celebrate a fantastic result on the scales. 

Self-saucing chocolate pudding recipe 

serves 6 
6 Syns per serving 
ready in 1 hour 40 mins

What you need:

90g self-raising flour 
2 level tbsp cocoa powder, plus 2 level tbsp for the sauce 
2 level tbsp sugar, plus 4 level tsp for the sauce 
3 large eggs 
100ml skimmed milk 
1 tsp vanilla extract 
fresh cherries or raspberries, to serve

What you do:

1. Sieve the flour and 2 level tbsp cocoa powder into a mixing bowl, then stir in 2 level tbsp sugar. Combine the eggs, milk and vanilla, then tip them into the flour mixture. Using an electric hand whisk, beat the mixture for 1 minute, until smooth, then transfer it to your slow cooker. 

2. To make the sauce, pour 300ml boiling water into a measuring jug and combine with the remaining cocoa powder and sugar, until dissolved. Pour the sauce over the cake mixture in the slow cooker and put the lid on. Cook on high for 1½ hours or until the sponge is cooked and the sauce has thickened nicely. 

3. Divide evenly between 6 bowls and serve with the cherries and raspberries. 

More on the blog: 10 of our best Slimming World chocolate recipes

What if I don’t have a slow cooker?

No problem! You can make our self-saucing chocolate pud in a conventional oven. Just combine the ingredients as above, but pour the mixture into an ovenproof dish, cover and bake at 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4 for 30 minutes.

More on the blog: Fancy an extra slice? Here are 11 more slimming-friendly bakes

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